Eleven Nanos were puttering down India’s National Highway 8 on their way to the dealer (don’t they have car haulers there?) when one of them burst into flames, reports India’s Deccan Chronicle. These cases of spontaneous Nano combustion seem to pile up.
Burning Nanos are a tradition in India. Just a few weeks ago, a Nano turned into a conflagration on its way from the showroom. Again, the fire developed in the rear, where the Nano’s engine sits, and again, the driver escaped the inferno unharmed.
Last year several Nanos caught fire. Tata said faulty ignition switches were the culprit, and the supplier had been changed. A Tata Motors spokesman said to Reuters that this time, they “are sure that it is not a design flaw. We are looking into it.”
Be it as it may, the Nano lives up to its image as a red-hot seller.